What is the drug prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis as well as cancer?
What is an injectable drug that inhibits tumor necrosis factor that is used for a variety of auto-immune diseases?
Enbrel or Humira
What is the life-threatening adverse effect from a opiate overdose?
A more potent opiate than morphine which has lower incidence of nausea:
About 7% of the American population do not get very good pain relief from codeine because:
They lack the metabolizing enzyme CYP 2D6
What is a morphine derivative that was the most commonly prescribed drug in the country in 2005
__(a)___ is almost always combined with __(b)__
Another common derivative of morphine available in a long acting form that has become a popular street drug and was publicized by Rush Limbaugh:
__(a)__ was reformulated in fall 2011 because: (b)
b- people were crushing or chewing them to get a faster high
An opiate that is currently drug of choice for the pain associated with childbirth:
An antitussive with mild hallucinogenic properties:
__(a)__ was originally developed as an alternative to heroin that did not require use of needles, but has been used increasingly as a pain medication in its own right. It has a __(B)__ onset of action.
An opiate that is commonly prescribed for cancer patients and those with frequent vomiting:
An antidote for opioid overdose:
An opioid that is used for the treatment of diarrhea:
There is very little likelihood of __(a)__ being abused because: (b)
b- it doesn't get absorbed out of the GI tract
A common local anesthetic in the dental office:
Cocaine causes major damage to the noses of people snorting regularly due to its _____ properties.
Tagamet, Pepcid and Axid are examples of the ______ family of drugs which are used to reduce pain of ulcers.
Histamine 2 Antagonists
The family name of the other major family of drugs used to reduce pain of ulcers:
_____ ______ ______
Proton Pump Inhibitors
All of the generic names of the ___(a)___ family end in __(b)__
a- proton pump inhibitor
A commonly prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitor:
Prilosec or Nexium
The ARB family of antihypertensives have generic names that all end in :
Prior to the 1970's, most medical research was funded by :
What alternatives to an implanted defibrillator are suggested by Dr. Abramson?
Diet and exercise
How did drug makers make sure that Nexium appeared more efficaciois than prilosec?
They gave twice the dosage of nexium
In what way is the list of authors on a medical article sometimes misleading? Be specific!
Medical articles can be written by ghost writers who were not involved in the research process.